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Castel Sant'Elmo

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Via Tito Angelini 20, 80129, Naples, Italy
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All reviews degree view bay of naples short walk to the castle great view of naples actual castle small art gallery worth the climb funicular station entire city cable car vomero hill worth the effort sunny day entrance fee walk around mount vesuvius via toledo
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were staying at a BNB in the Vomero area and visited on our first afternoon. It was only a short walk from the funicular station to Castel Sant'Elmo. We went at 4.30pm so we got a half price discount on entry (2.50 Euros). There...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Linda F
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took the funicular up the hill and the castle is located about 10 mins walk from the station. Admission fee €5, it is a big castle, no chamber were opened for viewing. The panoramic view of Naples and Vesuvius are breath taking. Also, it...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank mingowingo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The castle is located in the upper part of the city and the sunset from there is just amazing! Is a big castle but it doesn’t offer any tours so is self guided. It doesn’t have any chambers to get in, mostly the central area...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank angelamF6972WY
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We paid 5 euros for entry to the castle however I think this was for access to the galleries, which were really nice. The view however we would have paid a lot more to see. Panoramic and breathtaking views of the bay of Naples and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Inspiration532482
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the funicular up to the Vomero area which is residential and much quieter than central Naples. It was only a short walk from the funicular station to Castel Sant'Elmo. We went in the late afternoon so I think we got a half price...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank FamTravelCurator
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I must warn you it’s not that easy to get to but the vehicular gets you up to the top but you do have a good 20 minute walk to arrive but oh my god is the view to die for..., Mt Vesuvius is so...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank maggiegee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Like everyone, I'm just amazed by the view. It's also pretty cool how they don't even check for tickets, you could go in there all the way up without it and nobody would notice. Of course we bought ours :)

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sitting atop Vomero hill it certainly contrasts withy urbinazation around it.. its certainly has strategic positioning with its six-pointed star configuration. It served time as a prison and distinction for accomodating revolutionaries and thinkers.. the entrance bears the coat of arms of Charles V. We...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Eli B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Castel Sant'Elmo is a hilltop medieval fortress overlooking Naples, providing tremendous 360 degree views of Naples, Mount Vesuvius, Capri and the Bay of Naples. Parts of the structure date to the late 1200's, however, it was enlarged and strengthened in the early 1300's, sponsored by...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank ChiefGuru
Reviewed August 11, 2019 via mobile

There is parking near the castle 1 euro an hour I think. But we took the train up the hill. Really worth the effort great views.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Mary F
January 19, 2019|
Response from Sing Y X |
Don’t need to buy in advance. But prepare cash as they accept cash only. You can take picture inside
Mind K
September 19, 2018|
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Response from guycc1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi it’s on the hill over looking the city and the bay of Naples ,so take the funicular railway up and walk round...at at the ticket office then enter the castle from the bottom...walk to the top there’s not a lot to see on... More
April 14, 2018|
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Response from 643sujatas | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There is parking available.